– PDP has said it would never think of forming a political party with ex-Lagos state governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former vice president Abubakar Atiku
– PDP’s BoT chairman Senator Walid Jibrin said Tinubu’s condemnation of the party is also totally unacceptable
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has for the first time spoken about reports of trying to form a new mega party with some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP’s Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman Senator Walid Jibrin said there was nothing of the sort and the thought has never crossed the party’s mind to float a new political party with a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and others.
Daily Post quotes Jibrin as saying in a statement on Tuesday, December 6 that there was no way the party would join forces with Tinubu who has been against the party.
Jibrin said: “I salute Tinubu’s courage for coming out to speak frankly about his position regarding this unfounded rumour and for setting the record straight.
“In Tinubu’s own reaction denouncing the report, he condemned the PDP and I can’t understand why anybody would think that we are going to form a new party with somebody who is condemning us.
“The PDP is a golden name, a party formed by respectable and dignified Nigerians dead and alive, like Alex Ekwueme, Jerry Gana, Solomon Lar, Adamu Ciroma, Aminu Wali, Sule Lamido and many others.
“It is, therefore, ridiculous to think that anyone would abandon a well organised party like the PDP and join another party. There is nothing wrong with the PDP, except for some characters within the party.”
Recall that reports emerged recently that the trio of Tinubu, Atiku and the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP were planning a meg party for soemtime in March 2017.
But Tinubu has denied the reports saying he would not abandon APC for any other party no matter the reason. His comments have been widely saluted.